Oh, and that microSD card I just posted about with Nintendo branding? I bought one a few months ago for my Steam Deck. Valve’s handheld console is a lot like the Nintendo Switch, but runs PC games – and has a microSD card slot which is handy for expanding its storage.
Sadly, it’s very unlikely there will be any Steam Deck sales today, as the Steam Deck only recently released, and is extremely popular – Valve is struggling to keep up with demand.
You also can’t buy a Steam Deck on Amazon – it’s only available from Valve’s Steam store (opens in new tab).
This is Matt Hanson, Managing Editor of Computing and Entertainment, here by the way, keeping this live blog going while Julian is probably sleeping, all tucked up and cosy (yes, I am jealous).
I’m based in the UK, but keeping an eye on US deals as well, but at the moment nothing is jumping out. That’s bound to change in the next few hours though as Americans wake up, and Amazon US starts Prime Day there, so keep this page open!
One of the drawbacks of the Nintendo Switch is its limited internal storage. The original Switch has just 32GB of disk space, and the enhanced Nintendo Switch OLED only doubles that to 64GB. You’ll often find yourself clearing out games to make room for new titles.
With that in mind, one of the first things you should buy for your Switch is a microSD card to expand the console’s Storage. There’s an excellent deal on a 128GB SanDisk SD card (it even has Nintendo branding). You can pick it up for £15.99, down from the regular £40.99.
Nintendo games famously hold their price, with the company vey rarely offering significant discounts on its first-party titles, which makes this deal on Luigi’s Mansion 3 so appealing. The game has been slightly cheaper in the past but for just under £40, down from its usual £49.99, it’s a great price to get a great game.
That Amazon offer is only available in the UK, but for deals in your part of the world check out these offers below:
If you’re already a Switch owner (or you just picked yourself a Nintendo Switch bundle) then you’re going to want to fill out that console’s game library. A great starting place is the new Pokémon Legends Arceus, which has a £30% discount right now, taking it £49.99 down to £35.10, the cheapest the game has been on Amazon.
Not in the UK? This is how much the game is selling for in other regions:
The best deal we’ve seen so far is UK only currently, but it’s a Nintendo Switch OLED bundled with Just Dance 2022. While I’m a big fan of Just Dance and would say it’s a great game to pick up with the console, the real highlight of this deal is this is the lowest-priced Switch OLED bundle we’ve seen, at just £294.99, down from £359,99.
Amazon has other bundles available, but this is the cheapest of them.